What North Carolina Property Owners Should Know About Spider Control

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There are many pests that you might encounter in your North Carolina home or business, and some of them are more of a problem than others. Some of the most feared and hated of all pests are spiders. Some people are terrified of spiders and some even have phobias surrounding them. Even those who aren’t scared of spiders usually find them gross and many people think of spiders as being the most dangerous pests you can get.

This isn’t the case, however. Most spiders in the United States are harmless to pets and humans. There are only two species of spiders in the United States that are dangerous, the black widow and the brown recluse.

Here are some of the common spiders in our area:

  • Cellar spiders: These are spindly spiders that have long, thin legs and are usually pale yellow.

  • Wolf spiders: These spiders are rather large with a stout appearance. They have thick legs and are a brown or black color with cream markings. 

  • Black widows: While not super common, these spiders are identified by their jet black color and red hourglass shape on their underbellies. 

  • Giant house spiders: These spiders are large and are usually a dark brown color with striped markings.

Why Do Spiders Come Inside?

Usually, spiders come into a home or building in search of food, but the way they do so is different from other pests. While many pests come into your home because they eat things like pet food or crumbs, spiders make their way inside because they are following their prey. What do spiders eat? Other pests.

So if you have a spider problem, it is certain that you have other underlying pest problems. If you have a lot of small insects, spiders will be attracted indoors to hunt and eat these insects.

Spider Prevention Tips

While there’s no foolproof way to keep spiders out, there are some things you can do to help prevent them. Here are a few tips:

  • Remove any webs both inside and outside of your home or building.

  • Declutter, especially in places like basements and closets, and also vacuum and sweep often.

  • Repair screens in windows and doors.

  • Seal up cracks in places around windows and doors.

  • Properly store food, including pet food, as this can help prevent other pests.

Clean up spills and food crumbs right away.

Getting Rid Of Spiders And Other Pests

While most spiders aren’t dangerous, this doesn’t mean you want them in your home. If you’ve noticed spiders or their prey inside your property, the best way to get rid of them and keep them out is to contact the pest control experts at Bug-N-A-Rug Exterminators. We have over 20 years of experience, and we can help address the underlying pest problems that are attracting spiders to your home or business AND get rid of the spiders that are following them. Reach out to us today for details or to schedule service.

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